In my garden, strawberries are beginning to fruit. No plums, though, because the late freeze and the wind destroyed the flowers and tiny fruit. My irises are really showing off as are the Hedgehog Cacti.
I've been re-doing much of my small backyard. A dying Silk Tree was removed and I took out many sages that had over-run the yard and looked very scruffy and barren from the winter.
The irises are now taking front and center stage with their magical color and gorgeous flower heads.
|Hedgehog Cactus in bloom|
|I bought a Japanese Maple for my shaded front porch|
|My Austrian Copper Roses|
|I replaced my dying Silk Tree with an Eastern Redbud. The pink flowers emerge in early spring from the branches and trunk before the leaves. It will be a welcome harbinger of spring next year.|
|Pots of annual color|
|My Mugo Pine and Maple trees in the front yard with a view of the Sandia Mountains|
|My Dwarf White Spruce my sister gave me as a potted Christmas tree more than 10 years ago is looking very healthy.|